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Montevideo, September 29th 2023 - 19:25 UTC


  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 07:07 UTC

    Popular Uruguayan trap artist arrested twice in Argentina: Suspected of robbery

    Cedrés was arrested again in the context of a robbery at a country house in the San Vicente neighborhood

    Uruguayan singer Facundo Cedrés, better known as Pekeño 77, has been arrested twice in Argentina in recent days. On Saturday, he was arrested in Buenos Aires for “suspicious attitude” when police officers observed a Ford Ecosport van entering a service station. Cedrés was one of three Uruguayan citizens in the van and identified himself as Pekeño 77. The police seized the van, tools, and a significant amount of money in US dollars and Argentine pesos. He was released after the arrest.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 09:38 UTC

    Minerva's latest move shakes up Uruguay's meat processing landscape

    Ferber termed the development as “troubling news” from the perspective of INAC. Minerva Foods, which currently operates four plants in Uruguay

    Conrado Ferber, President of the National Meat Institute (INAC) of Uruguay, expressed his concerns on Tuesday regarding Minerva Foods' proposed acquisition of three meat processing plants from Marfrig. If the deal is finalized, it would result in one of the Brazilian multinational corporations controlling 45% of the southern country slaughterhouse market.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 08:31 UTC

    Uruguayan football legend takes his own life

    With the Uruguayan national team, Victorino played 33 matches, scoring 15 goals

    Suicide hit Uruguayan football yet again Tuesday after the death of retired star Waldemar Victorino at the age of 71 after having won the Libertadores Cup with Montevideo's Nacional among other achievements in his career.

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Uruguayan businessmen concerned over shopping trips to Argentina

    Argentina's weak peso has an impact on Uruguay's economy which “is impossible to neutralize,” Labor Minister Pablo Mieres said

    Uruguayan businessmen have expressed their concern after over 100,000 residents crossed the border over to Argentina during the three-day Aug. 25 Independence Day long weekend to capitalize on a favorable exchange rate, it was reported on both shores.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 00:22 UTC

    Uruguayan wages already at pre-pandemic levels, minister says

    Lacalle Pou presided over the traditional military parade but delivered no messages and did not speak with the press either

    Uruguay's Finance Minister Azucena Arbeleche Friday said her country's wages were competitive for workers and had already reached pre-pandemic levels and would hopefully continue to rise in the coming years.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Uruguay: End of water crisis decreed

    The quality of the water today is very good, Lacalle argued

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou decreed the end of the water crisis affecting the South American country's capital, it was announced Wednesday in Montevideo. Lacalle said Decree 177 dated June 19, 2023, had been revoked, thus reinstating taxation on bottled water, it was explained.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Uruguayan unions go on strike, again demanding shorter working hours and wage increases

    Union leader Abdala also said that the 48-hour work week leads to the fact that many times workers cannot follow up on the difficulties of childhood and adolescence of their children. Photo: PIT-CNT

    Uruguay's trade union central, the PIT-CNT, carried out this Tuesday a partial four-hour strike with a mobilization, in which it again called for a law to reduce the working day from 48 to 40 hours a week.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 09:00 UTC

    Unemployment keeps dropping in Uruguay

    The trend keeps dropping as new people join the labor market

    Unemployment in Uruguay fell yet again last month to stand at 7.8%, according to a report released Tuesday in Montevideo by the National Statistics Institute (INE). Thus, the drop from June's figures was 0.4% for a total of some 144,400 jobless people in the South American country from 152,500 the month before.

  • Monday, August 21st 2023 - 15:51 UTC

    Exclusive images from Uruguay's heroic cruise ship rescue revealed

    The movie has interviews with Salinas, Talvi, the doctor who took care of the sick people on the cruise, the passengers, and the current Health Minister, Karina Rando.

    Almost two years after the documentary “Greg Mortimer: In Search of a Land of Solidarity” (Greg Mortimer: En busca de una tierra solidaria in Spanish) was premiered in cinemas, the former Health Minister of Uruguay, Daniel Salinas, shared some new pictures from the time when the country helped people on a cruise ship stuck due to COVID-19. He posted these pictures on his X account (which used to be called Twitter).

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 10:06 UTC

    Falklands' delegation to Uruguay's Prado agriculture trade show

    This the 118th Prado Show and is International (plus Mercosur countries).

    The Falkland Islands delegation for this year’s Prado agricultural trade show in Uruguay show are all set to attend.